Discovery & Exploration

Welcome to the Discovery and Exploration Community!

Whether you are unsure of your interests, undecided on which of your interests to pursue, or considering post-duke options, the Discovery and Exploration Community is for you!

Within this community you will have access to resources to guide you in becoming more self-aware, exploring careers and interests, designing your Duke experience to make it unique to your needs, and making decisions. Exploring can take on different forms including browsing online resources, connecting with Academic Advising to discuss majors and learn more about specific subjects of interest, utilizing office hours to connect with professors, meeting with career advisors to uncover or discuss your interests, and conducting career conversations with individuals in fields of interest.

Throughout this process of exploring, remember that as you grow and engage in different experiences, you will learn a lot about yourself! Don’t fret if you feel like you don’t have it all figured out right now (you don’t have to) or if you notice your interests shifting, you have support and resources available to support and encourage you!

From first year undergrad to nearing the end of your PhD program, join this community by personalizing your Hub and setting alerts to discover resources, career advice, job/internship opportunities, and events that will help you connect your skills to roles of interest!

 

 

 

Career Advice for College Students: 5 Tips to Build a Strong Foundation

College years are all about that hustle and bustle. From attending classes and parties to tackling exams and social life, there’s little spare time on your hands.

Even so, college years are crucial for career building. It’s the right time …

By Lucy Manole - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Give it A Shot for the Next 30 Days!

Have you thought about exploring new skills, hobbies, or interests? If you haven’t, take some time and think about what you would like to try within the next 30 days and actually do it! This will give you a chance …

By Alicia Rhodes (she/hers)
Alicia Rhodes (she/hers) Assistant Director of Career Services Alicia Rhodes (she/hers)
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Virtual Career Fairs Start Next Week – Reserve your Spots Right Away; Prepare Wisely

With the approach of this fall’s career fairs, many questions have been asked about what these virtual events will be like, how to prepare, and how to be successful.

First: Mark your calendars for these three in September, with more …

By Cameo Hartz
Cameo Hartz Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development Cameo Hartz
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14 Great Jobs for College Students That Give You “Real World” Skills

There’s a lot going on during your undergraduate years—and not all of it is directly tied to your future career. But at least part of going to college is about getting the skills you need to land your first job …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Twitter user? Here are some recommended accounts to follow about jobs in the Triangle or North Carolina

WRAL Tech Wire is a nice source of information about the local tech and engineering scene, including a robust event calendar and a well-curated newsletter. For example, here’s a piece they just shared.

By Cameo Hartz
Cameo Hartz Assistant Director, Engineering Master's Career Services & Professional Development Cameo Hartz
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2020 Hollywood Diversity Report: A different story behind the scenes
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Many people feel they need to have an elevator pitch to generate professional opportunities. But understanding this ‘pitch’ as a …

Networking is a great way to learn and explore professional opportunities. Many people worry that networking is fake or transactional, …

Informational interviewing is a powerful way to create new opportunities. This video covers the essential elements of informational interviewing to …

Engineering Careers

There is perhaps no other career that spans so many areas—healthcare, agriculture, entertainment, business, and more. Check out the many …

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